Spicy Mushroom Masala

Although i am not a huge fan of button mushrooms, i can’t resist buying them because of various reasons like the health benefits associated with them, the easy chopping and also the quick cooking ability of mushrooms.. Hardly takes 5 minutes to cook..

          Since i make it on a weekly basis, i have tried and tested many recipes from various sources.. My usual one is the Mushroom Capsicum Masala which is a yummy combination of the two healthy veggies and the Alambe Buthi which is a konkani dish with mushrooms in coconut masala.. Even though i love them both, my trial and error sessions never end (Thank god my hubby does not mind!)…

So this time when i sat thinking of how to cook the mushrooms in a new way, i found this yummy looking recipe from Spicy Chilly.. Tried it just today and felt it was worth sharing with all of you! This mushroom gravy is by far the most yummiest i have ever tasted.. The highlight of this recipe is the pepper which gives it an awesome flavor..

Do try this yummy mushroom masala and enjoy its spicy flavors!

Health Benefits of Button Mushroom: Benefits the heart health,has immune boosting ability,Anti cancer benefits,Contains different vitamins and minerals essential for the body..



1 packet Button Mushrooms
1 Onion
1 Tomato
3 cloves of Garlic
1 inch piece of Ginger
2 Green chillies
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
2 tsp Curry Powder ( This is as per the original recipe.. I used Chana masala Powder.. Works well!)
1/2 Tbsp Pepper Powder
Salt to taste
1/2 +1/2 Tbsp Oil
Coriander leaves for garnish

1.Heat 1/2 Tbsp oil in a pan and add roughly chopped onions..Fry till they turn translucent..

2.Add roughly chopped ginger and garlic and fry till the raw smell goes away..

3.Add chopped tomato pieces and fry till they are mashed.. Keep this aside to cool..

4.Meanwhile wash the mushrooms well and cut into half or quarter them according to the size..

5.Grind the cooled onion- tomato mixture with little water to a smooth paste..

6.Heat the rest 1/2 Tbsp oil in the pan and fry the mushrooms well..

7.Add the slit green chillies and fry till the mushrooms leaves little water..

8.Add the turmeric, red chilli, garam masala, curry and pepper powders and keep frying till the mushrooms are coated well..

9.Add the ground paste and mix well.. Allow it to come to a boil..
10.Add salt and mix well… Cook uncovered for 2 minutes or till the mushrooms are cooked..
Note: Do not over cook the mushrooms, they turn soggy..

11.Garnish with coriander leaves..
Serve hot with rotis or rice!

Hello, I am Mitha.Join me in my journey of healthy eating with my foodie of a husband and an equally foodie toddler. This site is a collection of recipes that we loved so much that we had to share it. Enjoy cooking with these healthy-easy-delicious recipes!

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